Championship side Norwich City have painted their away dressing room at Carrow Road pink after claiming that it could have a calming effect on their opposition and lower their testosterone levels.
It was first made aware after Canaries sporting director Stuart Webber told supporters about the decorating at a fans’ forum recently.
Dressing room settings…
Who’s backing the Baggies today?
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 11, 2018
Their has been no comment by the club but Dr Alexander Latinjak, a lecturer in sport psychology at the University of Suffolk, told BBC Sport: “Pink has an effect, not because it is pink, but because it’s linked to childhood experiences.
“If it is true that pink lowers testosterone levels then the coach should know exactly how to use that advantage tactically.
“Now that teams will know about the pink locker room, they could take counter measures to ensure higher testosterone levels.
“It might even be that players from other teams have some fun – they could go in there all tense but start smiling, and smiling is linked to an improvement in performance.”
Leeds United were greeted with the dressing room today…
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 25, 2018
So far, in three games that have been played at Carrow Road this season, they have lost one and won two.
The football world couldn’t believe with what they were reading and took to Twitter to mock the East Anglian club – check out some of the best reaction including what Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa made of it on the next page.
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